Dawn L. Brause

Residential Faculty - Second Year Clinical Coordinator

Allied Health

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: S258


Office Hours

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
    By appointment


I began my career as a dental hygienist in 2003 in Florida after graduating from Miami Dade Community College. I have worked in many areas of dentistry, including assisting, giving over 16 years of experience in the field. My enthusiasm for learning and passion for dentistry have led me to a full-time position in dental hygiene education at MCC. I believe that the most significant learning occurs in situations that are both meaningful and realistic, which encourages self discovery and construction of knowledge to occur. One of my hopes as an educator is to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them.



Classes Taught

Summer 2024

DHE227 Dental Anesthesia 2 Credits

A comprehensive lecture and laboratory course providing concepts and techniques for the administration of local anesthetic agents and nitrous oxide. Experience gained in medical history review, electronic recordkeeping, patient management, and hands-on experience administering local anesthetics and nitrous oxide in a clinical setting.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DHE119.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability

AZ School Dental/Oral Health

07/08/2024 - 07/18/2024
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: dawn.brause@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15203 must also register for .

Fall 2024

DHE121 Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Histology 2 Credits

Includes the histology and embryology of oral tissues; developmental disturbances of the face, oral cavity, and related structures; tooth composition and morphology including anomalies; eruption patterns and occlusal evaluation. Use of skulls, models and multimedia resources also covered.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM


DHE212 Dental Hygiene Theory II 2 Credits

Study of the dental hygiene process of care with emphasis on comprehensive care planning, case presentation, and clinical decision making. Introduction to advanced periodontal instrumentation.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DHE132 and DHE133 and admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisites: DHE213.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM


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Degrees & Awards

Bachelor's of Science Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Master's of Higher Education and Leadership from  Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 

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